[H] Stock Alerts, Tips & Tears for AMD, Nvidia, Intel, PS5, XBOX

wareyore

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It seems to me that if you purchased a 30 series, but not from evga, you will not be deprioritized. My 30 series was actually from newegg, so I could technically still enter. The 3080 should have been a 12 GB card from the start IMHO. It almost seems like nVidia knew some of this crap was going to happen and left themselves an avenue to string out the 30 series longer than any other series in history.
Correct - you are penalized buying direct from EVGA, as a loyal customer.

So, good luck all you EVGA que purchasers.
 

sfsuphysics

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And only one in CA, none in the bay since 2012... arguably the biggest tech product market in the country.
Yup, Microcenter and Fry's in close proximity to each other, man those were the days. Granted still a 40 minute drive for me, but often well worth it, 1) gas didn't cost 4+ bucks a gallon and 2) I'd often go to Microcenter to get a sweet in-store only type of deal then swing over to Fry's to fill in some of the other blanks. When they left I didn't even go to Fry's that often either, and now they're gone as well, oh well the internet seems to be the way to order stuff these days, save myself the gas money
 

wareyore

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So what is the point of giving the EVGA Elite members 24hours early access to their queues?

The de-prioritization seems to negate that
Yes - if you've bought or stepped up a card from them to the bottom of the list you go so a scalper with a new login can go to the top. It's called equity, I hear.
 

kamikazi

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That price.
 

chizow

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3080 12GB and pricing were inevitable, it proves what we already knew:

1. Nvidia never wanted to price the entry-level GA102 at $700, they were "forced to" bc of the 6800XT and 6900Xt performance with pure raster
2. Because performance was so close to the full 3090 but at less than half the cost, they purposefully skewed production to the 3090 or stockpiled chips for higher SKUs (3080Ti and 3080 12G)
3. AIBs ignored price guidance from the start and priced their custom boards at 30-50% over FE MSRP. The only retailer who stayed close was EVGA at 10% then 20-25% after tariffs.
4. All of this has introduced price confusion to make the SKUs above them look like a "good deal" if you can get them, because they simply discontinue producing the cheaper models, so the overpriced ones become the new normal.
5. Secondary pricing also makes these inflated AIB prices at "MSRP" which are already +30-50% over FE MSRP seem like a "good deal".
6. 2000 series was kind of a dud in terms of upgrade for many 1000 series Pascal users. The only real upgrade from a 1080ti was a 2080Ti (not counting RTX tech), but it was the smallest uplift in performance from gen to gen in a long time, creating increased demand for Ampere 3000 series.

This wouldn't happen in a normal economy where demand subsides and supply increases, but I do believe Nvidia and their board partners are artificially limiting supply to keep demand high which is fueling both high AIB markups and a continued secondary market of 1.5-2x AIB prices and up to 3x FE prices. All the free money and inflation the govt has been printing hasn't helped things either. We need another major recession like the GTX 200 series to reset prices like 2008-2009, but a lot of people will probably end up being homeless or on welfare, which isn't a great thing either.
 

crazycrave

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Zotec store had a drop and White 3060 = $599
White 3070 = $899
Hurry and that 3080 12Gb sold out at $1599
 

crazycrave

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I feel like the 3060 Ti Amp Box I got last fall for $750 was a fluke.
I don't feel bad @ $879 for the 3070 Amp Holo tax free .. it's all I could find at the time when stock and you have the money on hand meet at the perfect time .. now that card is $ 929 since late October in there store .

I feel bad for 2080Ti owners who sold there cards to cheap at the start of the mess .
 

Bigbacon

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how are you guys reliably getting say 3060s,3070s,3080s??
If we can just hold off for the next 6-12 months things should hopefully return to normal. The way I read this, mining with video cards will no longer be a thing soon.

The Merge

How Ethereum Will Be Transformed in 2022

people will mine other coins right? So don't we still need the cards to mine? This is my problem right now since I want to expand but is it worth doing right now or do I want till after the eth changes and see whats required. profits already seem down a lot, at least for me.
 

TaintedSquirrel

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Post your evga scores.

https://www.evga.com/myevga/

I got 206.

My 6 scored GPUs are: Two 3080 Ti's, 3070 Ti, 3080, and two 3070's. Half are B-Stock, wonder if those count?
I also have a P2 1200W in there. Only like 10 forum posts though.
 
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TaintedSquirrel

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12, did I win? What contributes to the score? I have a handful of products registered but that's really it.
They take the top 6 of your primary-owner registered products from each category (by price). They only count products with an uploaded invoice.
They also take your total EVGA Bucks and forum achievements.

How the score is calculated is... a mystery.

Spreadsheet:
 

TheHig

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Here is what I get for buying nothing but used and open box GPUs for the last few years!

EVGA Score: 6

WOOO!
 

TaintedSquirrel

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Here is what I get for buying nothing but used and open box GPUs for the last few years!

EVGA Score: 6

WOOO!
Over the years I've been removing my old cards after I don't use them anymore, just to keep my list organized.


Nah I got a 0 since it looks like it doesn’t count anything prior to 1/1/19.
The time limit to get score from products is 3 years.
 

TaintedSquirrel

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  • Requirements:
    • To earn EVGA points, the product must be purchased through an authorized reseller and registered to the account of the original purchaser.
    • Registered products require an invoice to count for an EVGA Score, unless the product is purchased from EVGA.com.
    • Only six registered products per product category will count. The EVGA Score will automatically select the highest score among registered products.
    • Points from registered products count for three years from the date of purchase.
      • Falsifying your purchase date or place of purchase to improve your EVGA Score may result in your notifications being cancelled and/or purchase order cancelled.
    • If a serial number has been registered multiple times, only the first registered owner who uploads an invoice will receive credit for the product.
    • Recertified products, second-hand products, and products that cannot be verified with a proof-of-purchase will not count towards your EVGA Score.
    • Products received from RMA will not count towards your EVGA Score; instead, the original purchase product will be used towards the EVGA Score.
    • Step-Up products will not count towards your EVGA Score; instead, the card that was stepped-up from will be used towards the EVGA Score.
 

les_garten

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Can someone advise the best strategy for a BestBuy drop? Do you just do a search for the card you want and keep refreshing for hours?
 

arnemetis

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I have a score of 10. Limiting it to the last three years really hurts, even my hydro copper 1080 ti from 2017 doesn't count. Since my 3090 was stepped up from a 210, I guess my best gpu that counts is a 3070 ti.
 

TaintedSquirrel

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I'm assuming Tu Madre is the owner of the referral link that's used in the NerdSpeak server. They are the head admin of NerdSpeak, iirc.
Probably been farming EVGA Bucks this whole time.
 

TaintedSquirrel

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I have a score of 10. Limiting it to the last three years really hurts, even my hydro copper 1080 ti from 2017 doesn't count. Since my 3090 was stepped up from a 210, I guess my best gpu that counts is a 3070 ti.
3 years meaning just the 20 series and 30 series (January 2019+). Bizarre.
Older products should be weighted more.
 
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